Reproduction and Males Essay

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Praeanthropus dimorphicus from the study represents a relatively big group of mammals that is adapted to living in semi-arid and open savannas. They are highly adaptable animals that can live in the deforested areas. The presence of zebra and wildebeest skeleton can attest to this. In terms of mating they have well defined seasons. They are highly reproductive and hit the maturity age very early. Due to the variety of the geographic locations, mating seasons differ. The discrepancy in weight between the male and the females shows that females in this group are more than their male counterparts. It can be deduced that with such big bodied males, there is competition for mating. They got a range of behaviors like they live in multi-female colonies. The group contains just one mature male for the most part in a year but further come in during mating season. Once a young one reaches maturity it is secluded and joins the other males. Females are left with their mothers in the group and become integrated into the family. The male is mostly ceremonial as the females decide and the male only follows their lead. Males linger on the outside of the group and sends the rest of in case of danger. They also act as decoy to predators so as to provide female and children with ample time to hide. There is little interaction between males and females outside mating season. They mostly live in marked territories. They use scent to mark the territories. Different groups live in a different space with no mingling with other groups. The females protect their territory while the males help keep off any male group from intrusion. Due to the fact that they live in semi-desert areas with scarce resources there have a limited range of food. Their main source of food is leaves from the trees and other plants. But they also feed on insects and also seasonal fruits. Their food is thought to be collected from the ground due to their terrestrial nature. Water is scarce in the region thus conflict is common among the rival groups (Ciochon & Chiarelli 56).

Praeanthropus monomorphiscus is a group of mammals that live in tropical rainforest and environs that have big trees and are thick. They live mostly in the forest canopy and infrequently come to the ground. The areas are mostly humid, with plenty of water and also very shady. They reside on tall trees and feed on fruits as it…